I bought my first pair of dickes 10 years ago. After wearing out all brands of denim jeans, I bought 4 more pairs of dickes (1 pair for everyday of the work week). I wore them everyday working in a power plant for 7 years while doing heavy labor and dirty work. I still have my original 5 pairs from 10 years ago. Some have burn holes from welding, and some have paint on them but these are the most comfortable, and durable pants I have found. Also if they get wet (I used to have to wash down equipment) these dry a lot faster than denim jeans.